The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is in search of a few good farmers with an interest in popping crops of industrial hemp.

The aforementioned government entity is accepting applications from farmers and producers throughout the state willing to work in conjunction with them in order to produce hemp for industrial dedications.

In 2014, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation that permits hemp cultivars with extremely low concentrations of THC to be grown legally by licensed farmers in The Volunteer State.

Prospective hemp farmers are required to fill out and sign a memorandum of acceptance (MOU) which states the Department of Agriculture’s guidelines for farming crops of hemp.

Said guidelines include such items as the protocol for reporting stolen plants and how to properly get seeds.

Once applications are finally approved, the department will aid farmers in obtaining seed in conformity with requirements of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

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